What Christmas means to me


in-beginning

Christmas is celebrated throughout the world as the “official” birthday of Jesus Christ. He is the central figure within Christianity where God Almighty, the Creator of all (Central figure in Judaism and Islamic faiths), allowed His son to come to earth as a human being. Jesus then proceeded to live a life without sin (actions, thoughts, words and behaviour not contravening the Word of God and harmonic with His goals and purpose.).

He was killed while in this innocent state, creating an opportunity. Once accomplished, Jesus was then able to intercede on behalf of any person that has sinned, and take their sins upon Him. This ability Jesus has to accept debt created by sin is critical importance to all non-Jews who wants to accept God Almighty as their God.

This is the mechanism by which we can all approach God Almighty, present our sins and obtain forgiveness, redemption and salvation. This is also the cornerstone of Christianity, the one fundamental element that makes you a Christian – the ability to accept the forgiveness granted. Christianity is really that simple – If you can accept that Jesus has died for your sins, and that He can obtain your forgiveness and salvation – then you are a Christian.

So this has nothing to do with Christmas.

beginning

To me Christmas is the start of it all. It is the moment when opportunity was created – born – by which all humans can all benefit. This is the moment a gift was bestowed upon humanity – a precious and overwhelming gift.

This is the moment when God touched our planet, physically…

It is the biggest beginning after creation…

It is the moment when the heavens opened to all that wants to go there…

It is the beginning of love and forgiveness for all, not just the chosen…

This elicits gratitude beyond description. It is a reminder that God’s forgiveness is available to those who seek it, unlocking the most powerful force – God’s Grace.

“This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:22-24).

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:8-10).

grace-of-god

Just wait a second… Focus on your next breath…

Are you alive, can you be saved?

If yes – then you begin to understand why I am this grateful – every breath is an opportunity, a gift, a precious present from God Almighty himself – to you…

nativity

Christmas is that reminder – a pointer to the beginning of all that is possible.

Love those around you like God does – see the possibilities – be overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the opportunities this life presents.

With this I would like to wish you, all of your loved-ones, and everybody that you know the best possible Christmas. May you see these people for the precious beings that they are, and may all of you receive the Grace of God!!!

Amen

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2 thoughts on “What Christmas means to me

  1. Very beautiful message, thank you.May your X-mas be wonderfully blessed now and always for you and your loved ones!God’s grace upon you, too!!! Amen

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